The Hellhole

Monday, April 19, 2010

During this morning's commute, my ride-share buddy Anne told me a funny story. The azaleas in their yard are in full bloom so yesterday she picked some to make arrangements for the kitchen, living room, etc. Some of the stems were too short for a traditional vase so, inspired, she decided to use a martini glass. When she'd finished that one, she took it into the living room where her boyfriend RB was watching the baseball game.

"Look! An azalea-tini!" Anne proclaimed. RB looked over, smiled and watched her set the glass on a table. She returned to the kitchen to work on the other flower arrangements. Suddenly, RB burst into the kitchen.

"Why did you do that to me?!?" he demanded.

"Do what?" asked Anne, puzzled.

"Trick me! That wasn't a martini, that was just plain water!"

He thought she'd made him a martini and for some strange chick reason, floated azalea blooms in it. He took a sip and - PFFFFT! Anne had no idea he'd think it was an actual drink, what with all the flowers in there and all.

I think we need to invent an actual drink called an azaleatini. This will require endless research and experimentation but Anne and I are willing to make that sacrifice.


  • I love edible flowers. The taste is usually good (often nutty, surprisingly), and, of course, beautifully presented food is always a bonus, and flowers need no assistance in that. Unfortunately, if my google search is to be believed, azales, and all rhododendron family plants, are mildly toxic. But, flowers in drinks... Sounds great! Please post the results of your research!

    By Anonymous Lachele, at 10:16 PM  

  • :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:35 AM  

  • It should have pomegranate juice in it. And something else. I am tempted now to message the friend of a friend who is a bartender at Speakeasy.

    By Anonymous Summer, at 7:17 PM  

  • Oooh, I love pomegranate juice! Definitely!

    By Blogger Helly, at 12:51 PM  

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